Jeep Grand Cherokee
Report: 4.7 exhaust manifold bolts-yep, drivers side
Jeep Grand Cherokee Problem
Model Year Affected: 2005
As like many others, both rear exhaust manifold studs sheared off. Ticking and popping sound when you start it, slowly subsides when warmed up. My neighbors enjoy the sound of my old Farmall tractor each morning before work reminding them not to buy a Jeep. So, you need to be half monkey, one quarter snake and one quarter contortionist to reach these bolts. Expensive fix that our friends at Chrysler continue not to acknowledge that there is a prob. Yes, I'm pis'sed. 5th jeep and as time goes on, they have become simply..lousy. Search '4.7 exhaust leak' and count the hits. As with my electrical problem (all the guages flashing, cute interior dinging sounds-headlights flashing, like ET and his spaceship on crack), Chrslyer has some clown that needed to be 'hero of the day' by saving money replacing the 10mm+ bolts down to a stingy 8mm. Genius. No flex pipe to absorb the natural V8 torque motor flexing. Done with them. Swapping it for a 4runner.